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Stale Popcorn awww. our friend Glenn held a Titanic Oscar.
Guardian fun old interview with Helena Bonham Carter from her first film The Lady Jane (1986)
The Mary Sue new Dr. Horrible Sing-Along films this summer? Maybe.
Prometheus the full second trailer. Not doing a "yes no maybe so" because we already covered this one.
Tom Shone is not looking forward to Prometheus and here's why.

ioncinema Laurence Anyways trailer (in French) and posters. I love Xavier Dolan so I'm excited for this on principle if not quite in actuality.
Telegraph Tim Robey on George Clooney's arrest.
Movie|Line takes a different approach with the 9 most handsomely stoic photos of Clooney from the Sudan event.
In Contention Christopher Plummer in Barrymore... his stage triumph is going big screen this fall.
Antagony & Ecstacy
is doing a 1930s week with fine pieces on Leo McCarey (Make Way For Tomorrow) and early horror (Island of Lost Souls) with more to come.
Deadline Scorsese & DiCaprio committed to making The Wolf of Wall Street.
Immersed in Movies has a strange bit about Krypton mythology in the upcoming Superman movie Man of Steel... but since it's about costume design we're intrigued.

My New Plaid Pants (NSFW) has been having a ton of fun wrapping up 2011 cinema with the Golden Trouser awards including "ten great gratuities of 2011 cinema" ... Michael Fassbender keeps popping up and also wins Best Actor.
Hollywood Prospectus surveys the week in celebrity gossip. Minimal commentary pointing to the ridiculous.
The Broadway Blog interviews ubiquitous out actor Denis O'Hare of stage, film and television and grills him cheekily at the end about all the hot men he works with. Who is crush worthy?

Crush-worthy….hmmmmm. I’d have to go with Jamie Bell. Mysterious."

Good choice, O'Hare.

Check out this Snow White and the Hunstmen featurette on Costume Design. We're campaigning for 2012 Oscars so soon?


Will the queen's costume's alone win Collen Atwood her 10th nomination -- even before those dual armies?

All in all she's quite the haute couture sort of queen but with an aged rotting edge to her."

We like the sound of those... especially with diva Charlize Theron inside of them.

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Reader Comments (12)

Laurence Anyways looks really good to me.
And Monia Chokri's makeup is ace.

March 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAmir

Does Christopher Plummer have Triple Crown of Acting?

March 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCarl

Your 21 Jump Street review is my favorite piece of writing from you in a long while. I am as much surprised as you are.

March 18, 2012 | Unregistered Commenter3rtful

CARL: Yes, he has 2 Emmys, 2 Tonys and 1 Oscar. To add to that he also has a BAFTA and a Golden Globe. So he pretty much won everything he has to win.

March 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJorge Rodrigues

Plus SAG, Los Angeles, Boston, OFCS, BFCA, Indie Spirit... He only lacks New York and Chicago. The rest, he's already won.

March 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJorge Rodrigues

a) Can the G for EGOT stand for Golden Globe just to make things easier for actors? That way both Plummer and probably Maggie Smith would get that bling.

b) I don't even care to explain how my brain works now, but Colleen Atwood's name on SWATH reminds me of Dion Beebe and all the Oscar nominees who worked behind the camera for Green Lantern. I'm more worried about this second of two Snow White movies, as I should have been.

March 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPaolo

That Fassy pic and the Melvil Poupaud trailer made my sunday complete!

March 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy Sue

God that Laurence Anyways trailer looks good. Didn't understand a word yet I was completely gripped. J'adore Xavier (and Fassy's bulge!!)

March 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEnglishCrumpet

The Guardian article led me down the bunny trail to their review of The Hunger Games, which is glowing, almost too, really - 5 stars, and it almost reads more like a marketing piece than a review. (Not that critics can't love a movie, of course, and the marketing has been brilliant thus far.)

March 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJanice

And I really enjoyed the little featurette, even if it has a "for your consideration" quality to it. Costume (design and construction) is one of my favorite elements of filmmaking, and so little attention is given to it in terms of featurettes like this. Baz & CM did similar featurettes of course (and back in the '80's we had a Making of Blade Runner magazine that we literally wore out, that had a section on costume.) I would have liked to have seen more of the production of the costumes - the sketches and concepts, the molds and models, etc. And, how many people were on the design and production team? Again - only one person gets the credit when it comes to the Oscars, but without the team to build the costumes and solve design problems we would only have someone making sketches and no actual costumes. (In the featurettes for MR and Australia CM does talk about the number of people involved, and some pre-production footage is show as well as sketches.) Hopefully this sort of thing will become more common? Not just for "big" fantasy films, either.

March 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJanice

And kudos to Charlize for not looking life a starveling, as so many A-listers do nowadays (unfortunately.)

March 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJanice

Thanks for the shout out. And Jamie Bell! Wasn't that the exact right answer on O'Hare's part?

March 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTom M
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